Cultural Attractions & Museums
From the iconic institutions of Fifth Avenue’s Museum Mile to the intriguing independent galleries filled with the masterpieces of tomorrow, The Surrey’s surrounding area is arguably Manhattan’s richest when it comes to art and culture. Treat your imagination to the grand, the historic, and the innovative that awaits only steps away in NYC's Upper East Side.
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
Pass the magnolia tree-adorned garden and be transported to the fairytale world of early 20th century heirs and their art collections. The prominent estate in which Henry Clay Frick formerly resided contains six jewel boxes of galleries that offer intimate viewings of European masterpieces, rare porcelain, lavish French furniture, and exotic Oriental rugs.
North to South from 110th Street to 59th Street
West to East from Central Park West to 5th Avenue
Lush meadows. Enchanting footbridges. Tranquil ponds. Cast Iron lamps. Picturesque from nearly any angle, New York City’s most iconic urban sanctuary is a must-visit for jogging, picnics, or a simple leisurely stroll. Though its ambience is always magical, Central Park imparts an especially mesmerizing experience as the seasons change.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
With its collection spanning five centuries and over two million works of fine and rare art, The Met astonishes by breadth alone. Get lost in era after era while traveling through the grandeur of Beaux Arts hallways, and taking in sweeping views of Central Park.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
An architectural landmark for its cylindrical shape, Frank Lloyd Wright’s distinctive museum has obliterated design world barriers for nearly 60 years and counting. Spiral around its rotunda to discover an innovative curation of impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early modern and contemporary art on a creative journey unlike any other.
980 Madison Avenue
Occupying a dynamic spot amidst coveted designer boutiques, Larry Gagosian’s modern and contemporary art gallery delivers curation with a pulse for an effect that’s impossibly youthful and exciting.
The Met Breuer
945 Madison Avenue
Composed of warm granite and slate, Marcel Breuer’s textural mid-century architectural gem is a special place in which to get personal with The Met’s modern and contemporary art collections. Its understated air gives way to exhibitions that continually captivate.
2 East 91st Street
Andrew Carnegie’s landmark mansion assumes a new life in the company of over two hundred thousand historic and contemporary design objects presented in immersive and interactive galleries where one can’t help but play. Before or after, treat the imagination to its adjacent public garden landscaped with bright, modern sculptures.